New fynbos lily discovered at southern tip of Africa

A new fynbos lily species, the Nuwejaars lily (Cyrtanthus novus-annus), has been discovered in a conservation area on the Agulhas Plain, a biodiversity hotspot. 

The soft pink and white flowering plant has only been found in two locations, both in the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area, which is located within the Agulhas Plain at the southernmost tip of Africa.

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Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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